How it Works : Tattoo Removal.

Tattoo removal & carbon laser skin rejuvenation, thread veins, and acne treatment using state of the art Q Switch ND: YAG laser technology.

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Why does the ink stay in the skin when you have a tattoo?

How the laser tattoo removal works: When you have a tattoo the particles of ink are too large for the body to destroy, so instead it encapsulates the particles of ink with a network of collagen fibres as the skin heals, and there the tattoo remains.

 

How does the YAG laser work to remove it?

The laser emits a pulse of light that is preferentially absorbed into certain colours of ink. The light enters the skin at a speed that is too fast to heat the tissues (billionths of a second), instead, it produces a ‘shock wave’ effect and breaks up the ink particles into smaller pieces, the body then recognises these particles as something that shouldn’t be there and attacks it. The particles are then removed naturally via the body’s own elimination system.

Can you treat all colours?

No. Light is measured in nanometres and there are two wavelengths of light that are emitted from this laser -one is invisible infrared light(1064nm) and the other is visible green light(532nm). The infrared wavelength is preferably absorbed into black and dark blue inks, whereas the green light is absorbed by red ink. It is possible to treat some other colours although white,yellow and bright colours are difficult. This is not usually a problem however, as lighter colours cover very easily. If you wish to cover- up an existing tattoo then the darker colours will be faded or removed, allowing you greater choice of size and colour of the cover-up design you choose.

Why is it difficult to treat colours other than red and black?

The light will only see the colour ink it is attracted to as different wavelengths absorb into different things. It is not possible to produce a laser that can see all colours as some wavelengths are too shallow when absorbed to affect the ink, others can absorb into other matter and damage the skin in the process. Another reason is that all ink pigments contain certain levels of heavy metals. Some pigments may have a higher concentration of some of these than others, and these heavy metals can react with the laser light and carbonise in the skin, turning the ink black. It is very difficult to remove the ink when this has happened so, if you have other colours you would like treating, the laser operator will perform a test patch for you to see if it is possible before proceeding.

How it Works : Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation.

When performing the laser treatment, a layer of carbon is applied on the entire face. A carbon lotion is applied to the skin and allowed to dry over a period of 15 minutes. Then, a Q Switch Nd YAG laser is used to heat and cause an implosion of the carbon particles that lead to the following effects on the treated skin:
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
Tighten dilated pores
Reduce acne, scars and post acne discoloration
Remove dead skin cells from the superficial epidermal layer
Stimulate collagen growth
Improves skin texture
Restores skin integrity and radiance
Clears pores to help reduce blackheads and whiteheads

The treatment is comfortable and only a minor sensation similar to pins and needles is felt.